the republicans on this key committee that had a briefing on what happened in benghazi did not go. in fact, it was three out of the eight republicans on that committee. one of those republicans who did not go to that briefing, it was a classified briefing, was john mccain. now, mccain at the time was having a press conference yesterday lashing out at the administration for not getting enough information and calling for a select committee to investigate it all. well, our ted barrett caught up focus on certain members of his base coalition, give them extraordinary financial gifts from the government, and then work very aggressively to turn them out to vote. >> now, that's caused a lot of uproar, gifts that the president gave. i guess the implication is, was he bribing some of that coalition minorities, hispanics, young women with all sorts of "gifts?" with the senator earlier today and wanted to know why he didn't go to that briefing. and to say the least, it did not go well. listen to what happened. >> because i have the right as a senator to have no comment. and who the hell are you to tell me i can or not? >> reporter: so john mccain would not comment, would not give an answer to ted who was trying to do his job, trying to find out just why senator mccain what do you make of that? >> wolf, this is completely unhelpful. this is not where the republican party needs to go. if you want voters to like you, the first thing you've got to do is like them first. and it's certainly not helpful to tell voters that you think their votes were bought. that's certainly not a way to show them that you respect them, you like them. we need to stop talking down to voters. as a republican party we need to fight for 100% of the electorate. not 53%, not 52% but 100%. we've got to stop trying to divide people into different groups by race, gender, class.